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1. showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
2. not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
even if he didn't like them he should have been civil
3. Smooth; polished.
4. marked by refinement in taste and manners
cultivated speech|cultured Bostonians|cultured tastes|a genteel old lady|polite society
5. To polish; to refine; to render polite.